Easy Half Up Hairstyles That You Can Definitely Pull Off

Half-up hairstyles: they’re cute, trendy and simple to style. We love half and half hairstyles because whether you have thick, fine, curly, short or long hair, they will work with your hair type. 

The best part? You can customize half up half down ‘dos to suit your personal style. If you dig more than one look, rock them all throughout the day. Wear a basic half up half down pony to work; change the pony into a bun while you get a quick work out in; add a mini braid to the half down section of your hair for a dainty touch. 

Not sure how to do half up half down hair? We’ve got you covered. Check out these nine cute half up hairstyles to find the perfect look for you.  

Easy Half Up Half Down Hair styles

The most basic half pony style of them all. Pull the top half of you hair up into a ponytail… that’s it! Super simple, but even more sleek and chic. The most common way to do this ‘do is with a high ponytail. It’s the perfect style to choose when you want to put little effort into your hair but still want to look put together.

Let a few tendrils frame your face for a more casual look.

For a touch of elegance, part your hair down the middle and gather the front pieces of hair into a low ponytail. Just like the other variations, step up this style by adding texture and volume to the ponytail and half down section of your hair. 

If you are looking for short half up hairstyles or half up curly hairstyles, these three variations are especially perfect for you.

Easy Half Up Half Down With a Twist

Needing half up hairstyles for long hair

Make a statement with the half up section by adding a few hair accessories for updos. Line your ponytail with several PRO Hair Ties for a simple, yet colorful look. Wrap the hair ties tight for a secure ponytail, or keep them loose, and gently pull each section apart. This will round out each section of hair, making a cool pattern to complement the hair accessories.

The Top Knot

Messy buns perfectly achieve the effortless look that is so popular in today’s beauty scene. Take your messy bun and combine it with half up and down hair to make a Top Knot. No need to straighten the half down section. This style looks best with some textured waves, as it adds to “unstyled” vibe.

Braids Galore!

A braid can totally change the vibe of a hairstyle based on the type, size and placement. The half up half down looks you are seeing the most on the current fashion scene have a French braid. French braids are all the rage right now, so combining it with easy half updos is sure to catch the eyes of many. 

Before gathering hair into a high ponytail, French braid the top half of your hair. Tying off the braid will create the half-up section. You can choose to braid it all the way to the end of your hair, or leave the ponytail loose. If you decide to do the latter, tease the ponytail for some added volume.

Love the half up with a low ponytail hairstyle? Part your hair down the middle, gather the front pieces of hair and braid them. Pull both braids back, and tie it off with a hair tie. Curl the ponytail and half down section to make the hairstyle perfect for a formal occasion. 

For a bolder look, change up the style of the braid. Pair your half up and down hair with a fishtail braid, or even style the two sections into twists. It’s your look, so make it your style!

Mini braids are underrated but fashionable nonetheless. Add a few to the half down section of hair to make the basic half up and down hair boho. 

Pick any piece of hair. Placing the braid in the front will ensure it’s noticed by all, but there’s something about braiding a piece of hair in the back that is subtle, yet unique. We can’t make a decision on which placement is best (because we love both looks), so choose whichever suits your mood.

Can’t decide, either? No one said you could only have one braid. Style two, three or four mini braids throughout the bottom section of hair. This will definitely give this classic look a modern touch.

Of all the chic hairstyles, this is our favorite. If you love the messy bun and you’re a fan of braids, this is the style for you. 

Follow the steps of the French braided, half up look. Instead of one medium-size braid, style two small French or Dutch braids. Gather the ends of the braids, along with the top-half of your hair, and fashion it into a messy bun. You can choose a higher placement, similar to the Top Knot, or a lower placement where your ponytail would normally sit. With so many options, every girl can find a version they love. Half up half down straight hairstyles with braids are perfect for any music festival or concert.

Half Up Half Down Two Ponytails

Last time we checked, there wasn’t a rule that limited the half up down hair styles to only one ponytail. Having two ponytails, or pigtails, can be a fun way to switch up this look! Style it just like the basic half up style, but add another ponytail. Straighten your hair for a sleek look, or glam it up by with voluminous curls.


You can even add two French braids leading into the pigtails for a more detailed style.

Now, for the most intricate style of them all! This pays homage to space hairstyles that were popular circa 2016.

A half up hairstyle that incorporates two French braids and two Top Knots is super cool. Use each individual style as a how-to guide to style this look, but add two of each element.

Add a little color and style to your look with the PRO Hair Tie. It’s the perfect addition to any hairstyle, and with a variety of 50 colors, we have no doubt you’ll find one (or a few) that you love. Not only will the PRO Hair Tie ensure a secure hold all day and night, they’ll also ease the pain of letting you hair down with the easy-release clasp. Mix and match the Hair Ties to create a customized color set that will make your look one-of-a-kind! 

Have a half up hairstyle that you absolutely love but don’t see on this list? Let us know in the comments below.

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